Puente Viesgo

El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo

Contact details

39670  Puente Viesgo, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942598425




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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Cave paintings and symbols.

The cave contains paintings of a great many animals, including drawings of dogs, which is not common in this area of Cantabria.

Remains of cave art from the Acheulean period to the Bronze Age are found along its 18 metres depth. The most primitive paintings are the 45 hand prints. There are also 50 symbols and 180 depictions of animals, especially goats. There are also fine drawings of horses, deer and bison, as well as mammoths and dogs. The black paintings belong to a middle period. Coloured paintings, such as the red mammoth, are the most recent.

  • Construction: Caves and tourist mines
  • Artistic period: Prehistory

Practical information


  • From Nov 01 to Feb 28
  • From Wednesday to Friday

    From 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Weekend
    From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Mar 01 to Jun 14
  • From Wednesday to Sunday

    From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Sep 16 to Oct 31
  • From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Jun 15 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Only Guided tours by prior appointment. Closed: 1, 6 January, 24, 25, 31 December.


  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1,50


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